Pensions on Divorce

Pensions on Divorce

A pension can be the biggest asset after the family home and is included in any financial settlement.  Therefore, it is important you are aware of all the options before deciding what’s best. All settlements require confirmation via a court order and pensions are...
What are my Fiduciary Duties?

What are my Fiduciary Duties?

There are many fiduciary duties, and they are not always clear and easy to apply in practice, especially perhaps for a newly appointed director or a trustee. Let’s take a look at what exactly a fiduciary duty is.  The Court describes the duty as one to: “… act in good...
No more fault based divorces?

No more fault based divorces?

We at Strain Keville are delighted to learn about the very recent news that (following the Times newspaper campaign) divorce laws may see a major overhaul. The government has decided to bring forward a reform of the legislation that will put a stop to the fault-based...
Decree Nisi & Absolute

Decree Nisi & Absolute

Divorce is essentially a two-stage process, unless it is defended which is very rare. After filing the Divorce Petition at court, the aim is to obtain a Decree Nisi. Decree Nisi Decree Nisi is a provisional decree of divorce pronounced when the court is satisfied that...
Divorce – an overview

Divorce – an overview

The topic of divorce requires no introduction, but for better or for worse, divorce is a very common event these days. According to recent divorce statistics over 40% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce but on the upside, fewer marriages these days end in...